Saturday, December 9, 2017

Saturday Recipe

These look like the kind of thing I probably couldn't stop eating. They also recommend  Jimmy Dean sausage meat. I have never seen that in Canada, could get it in the States and to me it was the nearest thing to English sausage meat that I had ever found.

Sausage Balls

These homemade sausage balls are a healthy riff on the original—we add riced cauliflower for moisture and a veggie boost, whole-wheat flour stands in for prepared biscuit mix, and sharp Cheddar adds flavor. Serve these sausage balls for brunch, as an appetizer, or mix them with your favorite
marinara for dinner

½ lb bulk pork sausage, broken up into pieces
2 cups cauliflower rice (see Tip)
1 cup white whole-wheat flour
1 ¼ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Combine sausage, cauliflower, flour and cheese in a large bowl; stir until just combined (do not overmix). Form into 36 balls (a generous tablespoon each) and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake the balls until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165°F, about 25 minutes.

To make your own cauliflower rice, pulse ½ pound cauliflower florets in a food processor until chopped into rice-size pieces.

To make ahead: Freeze baked, cooled balls in a single layer on a baking sheet, then transfer to an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen in a 350°F oven for about 25 minutes.

Author: Carolyn Casner
Source: Eating Well

Have a great day


  1. I Pinned this recipe. Sounds good and much better than the frozen stuff they sell.

    1. Look delicious in the picture too Denise. Can you get Jimmy Dean sausage?

    2. We have Jimmy Dean everything around here. Charlie likes the breakfast sandwiches on croissants that they make. I tend to remove the sausage to eat fewer calories.

    3. I really love their sausage meat Denise, particularly for making Scotch Eggs. Last time we were in NC I couldn't find it. Certainly hasn't crossed the border as far as I know.

    4. It has crossed the border Denise but only as fully cooked sausage patties and links. Nor does it seem to be available to the general public.

    5. I just googled it. Wow. Wonder why that is? Sounds like there might be a black market opportunity, lol.

    6. Want to start a business then Denise?

  2. I might actually try those. I don't like sausage normally.